Answer to Question #183579 in Electrical Engineering for John

Question #183579

Modern programmable controller systems use a wide range of networks which are control by standards and protocols. One of these modern programmable controllers is the Siemens S7 1200 which uses the Profinet network. 


Describe the network and explains the relevant standards and protocols used.

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Describe PROFINET Network.

-It is an industrial technical standard for data communication over industrial Ethernet maintained and supported by PROFIBUS and PROFINET International(PI). It is designed for collecting data from and controlling equipment in industrial systems with a particular strength in delivering data under tight time constraints.

Explain relevant standards and protocols used.

-PROFINET is standardized through the IEC 61158 and 61784 standards.

- PROFINET uses TCP/IP and IT standards.

- PROFINET was developed by Siemens and is used in conjunction with Siemens control system.

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